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Author:  david_h [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My embarrassing reading comprehension fail

Nanohedron wrote:
And yes, if you want a dependably straight answer, do cross off Urban Dictionary from your list.
Not my list, Google's list. My point remains that the word isn't in wide use here so your wit was lost on me.

(I am not sure whether, or not, it was lost on the other person who responded)

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My embarrassing reading comprehension fail

david_h wrote:
Not my list, Google's list.

Your list, Google's list, my list, anyone's list. It's an idiom. Surely you've heard it before?

david_h wrote:
My point remains that the word isn't in wide use here so your wit was lost on me.

Which word?

Author:  david_h [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:55 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
Which word?
Nanohedron wrote:
They left an S off the author's last name.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:07 pm ]
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So the word "dumbass" has little currency in your vernacular, then? Is that it?

Why so cryptic?

Author:  kkrell [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:17 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
As you might accordingly surmise, "Crisco" would be almost de rigueur as a Yank's eggcorn for both "Kisco" and "Cristo".

The eggcorn doesn't fall very far from the tree, does it?

Author:  Katharine [ Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:12 pm ]
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Nanohedron wrote:
benhall.1 wrote:
Ooh, and ... um ... "Vanish My ... " something or other ...

Aw, c'mon; you can say it. Around these parts some say "Varnish". I like your "Vanish" better, though; then you could call the tune "The Mohel" :twisted: . But I call it "The Spanish Misfortune"; got that from a kid who misheard me. I like it; it sounds like a venereal pox. Then there's "The Chinese Chickens", which was an actual mishearing on my own part :oops: .

At a session I once launched into what I announced as "Montezuma's Revenge". "Montezuma's Revenge?" they cried; "But that's The Stool of Repentance!" "Think about it," said I. :twisted:

I love mangled tune names; I've probably got a million of 'em. I will be eternally grateful to the green young fellow who pronounced "The Kesh" as "The Quiche".

"The Flying Toad"? I'm drawing a blank.

Quiche, lol. My church music director persisted in saying " Kish."

I love the Montezuma's Revenge, lol.


Nanohedron wrote:
I honestly didn't think my point was all that subtle, but maybe I've outdone myself unawares.


FWIW, I read you loud and clear...

(Though it may be due to the fact that I sometimes pronounce that word that way for funsies.)

Author:  david_h [ Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My embarrassing reading comprehension fail

Nanohedron wrote:
So the word "dumbass" has little currency in your vernacular, then? Is that it?

Why so cryptic?
I am not being cryptic. You gave focus to the word. You had to explain your initial cryptic reference to it because a Brit said he didn't get it. Maybe my reference to the 'common language' discussion was too cryptic a way of pointing out that it was not in wide usage in the UK. Does your pronunciation of 'Dumas' lead to homophony?

I checked it meant what I thought it meant, and was amused by the recursive definition that Google led me to. That left me not 100% sure that Ben's comment was not tongue in cheek.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My embarrassing reading comprehension fail

Okay, I see. Sorry. I honestly, honestly never considered that "dumbass" might be a difficult thing for any English speaker.

david_h wrote:
Does your pronunciation of 'Dumas' lead to homophony?

Not in the slightest: "dew-MA" is the standard pronunciation, and mine as well. Nevertheless, "Dumas" could of course be mispronounced in a number of ways, and my proposed additional S suggested what is certainly the most amusing - if, that is, "dumbass" were part of one's vocabulary.

Another epic fail by Nano.

Author:  Nanohedron [ Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:36 pm ]
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Katharine wrote:
I love the Montezuma's Revenge, lol.

And here I had given up any hope of it being appreciated in my lifetime. :love:

Katharine wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
I honestly didn't think my point was all that subtle, but maybe I've outdone myself unawares.

FWIW, I read you loud and clear...

(Though it may be due to the fact that I sometimes pronounce that word that way for funsies.)

Apparently it's strictly an American thing.

kkrell wrote:
Nanohedron wrote:
As you might accordingly surmise, "Crisco" would be almost de rigueur as a Yank's eggcorn for both "Kisco" and "Cristo".

The eggcorn doesn't fall very far from the tree, does it?

That, too.

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